Entertainment

Hatsume will feature continuous entertainment where guests can experience taiko drumming performances, martial art demonstrations, cosplay contests, kids activities and more!

Taiko Stage

Experience the roar of taiko at performances by South Florida’s premier taiko drumming groups: Ronin Taiko and Fushu Daiko. Catch Ronin Taiko on Saturday, and Fushu Daiko on Sunday. Also, don’t miss the costume contest (Saturday) and fashion show (Sunday) on the Taiko stage! Whether you’re just there for the show or in it to win it these contests are a blast!

Saturday:
11:00am  – Taiko Drumming by Ronin Taiko (Interactive!)

12:30pm – Taiko Drumming by Ronin Taiko

2:45pm – Taiko Drumming by Ronin Taiko

4:00pm – Costume Contest (Strut your stuff decked out as your favorite character!)

Sunday:
11:00am  – Taiko Drumming by Fushu Daiko (Interactive!)

12:15pm – Taiko Drumming by Fushu Daiko

1:45pm – Taiko Drumming by Fushu Daiko

2:45pm – Fashion Show (Walk the runway in your anime, cosplay, or superhero ensemble!)

Martial Arts Stage

Our indoor (located in the Morikami Theater) Martial Arts Stage features martial arts demonstrations from a wide variety of ancient disciplines. These demonstrations will give you an introduction to a variety of styles and showcase local students of all ages.

Saturday
10:30am – Martial Arts Demo by Aikido Wellness Center

1:30pm – Martial Arts Demo by Florida Aikikai (with Taiko drumming)

3:30pm – Martial Arts Demo by Tomodachi Judo Club

Sunday
10:30am  – Martial Arts Demo by East West Okinawan Karate

1:30pm – Martial Arts Demo by Dojos Ken USA

3:15pm – Martial Arts Demo by Seibukan Dojo

Garden Experiences

Saturday
10:45am – Rock Garden Raking with our Garden Curator (Lake Rock Garden)

11:30am – Garden Tour – (Docent-led tour of Roji-en. Meets in the Lobby)

1:00pm – Bonsai Demonstration (Bonsai Tent)

2:00pm – Garden Tour – (Docent-led tour of Roji-en. Meets in the Lobby)

3:45pm – Bonsai Demonstration (Bonsai Tent)

Sunday
10:45am – Rock Garden Raking with our Garden Curator (Lake Rock Garden)

11:30am – Garden Tour – (Docent-led tour of Roji-en. Meets in the Lobby)

12:45pm – Bonsai Demonstration (Bonsai Tent)

2:00pm – Garden Tour – (Docent-led tour of Roji-en. Meets in the Lobby)

3:45pm – Bonsai Demonstration (Bonsai Tent)

All Weekend Long

Anime Arena

Enjoy a variety of anime offerings, shop an array of anime vendors and dealers, take a picture with your favorite anime characters and superheroes, and strut your stuff at the costume or fashion show contests on the Taiko Stage!

Festival Marketplace

Shop dozens of artisan, craft and plant vendors on festival grounds and Morikami’s distinctive Museum Store – including the Sweet Shop – inside the museum building.

Kids Zone @ Hatsume

Check out our festival activities area—by the stages—for festival games, Japanese crafts for the whole family and more!

Don’t Forget Your Hatsume T-shirt!

Pick up your exclusive Hatsume t-shirt from the Fine Print Shoppe in the Anime Arena! Bring your own shirt and your first screen print is free, $5 per shirt after, or you can buy one on the spot for $10!

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